Nine units of mining rescuers are putting out the fire at the Vorkutinskaya mine (the Komi republic, Russia's north), the North-Western regional centre of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti. A methane explosion followed by fire shook the Vorkutinskaya mine at 16.08 Moscow time on Sunday. Five miners died and twelve were taken to hospital. A governmental commission is investigating the causes of the explosion at the mine.
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"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said